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dc.contributor.authorBrücker, Herberten_US
dc.contributor.authorJahn, Elke J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-11T08:53:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-11T08:53:26Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/37359-
dc.description.abstractThis paper employs a wage-setting approach to analyze the labor market effects of immigration into Germany. The wage-setting framework relies on the assumption that wages tend to decline with rising unemployment, albeit imperfectly. This enables us to consider labor market rigidities, which are particularly relevant in Germany and other European countries. We find that the elasticity of the wage-setting curve is particularly high for young and well-educated workers. Moreover, we find evidence that natives and foreigners are imperfect substitutes in the labor market. As a consequence, natives tend to benefit from immigration while foreigners tend to lose: a 1 percent increase in the German labor force through immigration increases native wages by about 0.3 percent and reduces their unemployment rate by 0.1 percent, while the wages of the foreign workforce decline by 2.4 percent and their unemployment increases by 0.9 percentage points.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik Frankfurt a. M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBeiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Determinants of Unemployment D6-V1en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordimmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordwagesen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.titleMigration and Wage-Setting: Reassessing the Labor Market Effects of Migrationen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn65594009X-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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